West U Resident Shares Her Love of Africa for a Good Cause

West U Resident Shares Her Love of Africa for a Good Cause

In her heart, South Africa is home for West U resident Tamsyn Fricker. She was born and raised there and she has spent most of her career sharing her love of Africa with people who love to travel. Two people will have the opportunity to experience what Tamsyn loves most...
That was Jamie: Celebrating the Life of Jamie Gilder

That was Jamie: Celebrating the Life of Jamie Gilder

In 2012 West U resident Jamie Gilder was diagnosed with colon cancer. That diagnosis did not stop Jamie and his wife Dee Dee  from volunteering to co-chair the 2013 and 2014 Flathers and Flashlights event in the city. In July of this year Jamie lost his battle with cancer, but...
County Judge Wins ‘Undying Affection’ From Auction Puppy

County Judge Wins ‘Undying Affection’ From Auction Puppy

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett’s dog Lilli hasn’t left his side since he took her home from Park Lovers’ Ball in 2011. Judge Emmett and his wife Gwen attended the Friends of West U Parks Fund’s annual event and knew that they would bid on something. That something turned out...
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WUES PTO to Host Parent Workshop

The West University Elementary PTO is hosting a parent workshop in February on the topic of “Stop Defiance, Disrespect, and Yelling.” Celebrate Calm Founder Kirk Martin, and his son, Casey, will provide parents and teachers with a dozen strategies that will eliminate defiance, disrespect, yelling, bullying, sibling fights and more that characterize our homes and...
Travel Photos from Your Neighbors

Travel Photos from Your Neighbors

West U Connections asked residents to send us photos from their recent travel adventures.
West U Elementary Student Fulfills New Year’s Resolution

West U Elementary Student Fulfills New Year’s Resolution

A year ago, West U Connections asked students at West University Elementary School to share their New Year’s resolutions with us. One student took her New Year’s resolution to heart and spent the year working on her goal of raising money for charity. “I will raise money for charity. I’ll do this by lemonade stands...
How a Mission Trip Turned into a Life of Travel

How a Mission Trip Turned into a Life of Travel

There is a quote by author Anita Desai that reads, “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” For West U resident Lynn Tyger, each destination has led her to a life of travel. Lynn was born and raised in Houston and says that since she was a little girl she has “felt called...
Connecting with Your Council

Connecting with Your Council

When Mayor Bob Fry introduced the idea of a citizen’s academy in West U, the mayor and city council hoped for much interest and participation from our neighbors. What we did not expect, but pleasantly surprised us, was the first academy filling up within one day of opening the online registration. Seven weeks later, a...
Connecting with Your Publishers

Connecting with Your Publishers

When we sat down to think about how we wanted to start a new year of West U Connections, traveling quickly came to mind. It almost always makes the list for popular New Year’s resolutions and we often hear about the exciting places our readers travel. On Feb. 7 at the Omni Hotel, West U...
St. Andrew's School of Fine Arts Celebrates 10th Year

St. Andrew’s School of Fine Arts Celebrates 10th Year

St. Andrew’s School of Fine Arts is celebrating its tenth year. As a part of their celebration, they recently held both a Solo and Ensemble Recital and a Music Readiness Presentation.  The Solo and Ensemble Recital featured student performers singing, playing piano or guitar.  They showcased their hard work through solo performances and collaborations with...
WUES Foundation Seeks to ‘Reimagine Play in the Heart of West U’

WUES Foundation Seeks to ‘Reimagine Play in the Heart of West U’

In the very heart of West University Place sits the front playground at West U Elementary. It is the most utilized playground in West U, servicing more than 600 children during the school hours. The playground is a favorite gathering spot for families throughout the week and is also a well-used outlet for countless number...
A Holiday Tradition: West U Block Hosts Annual Christmas Party

A Holiday Tradition: West U Block Hosts Annual Christmas Party

The 2800-2900 block of Wroxton will be celebrating the holidays with their annual Christmas party this December. Their tradition has been going on for more than 12 years. “It is a tradition that we all look forward to each year,” says West U resident Katy Murray. “This is a special block that feels like family....
Deeply Rooted in West U Parks: Friends Planning 2015 Park Lovers’ Ball

Deeply Rooted in West U Parks: Friends Planning 2015 Park Lovers’ Ball

The Friends of West U Parks Fund is deeply rooted in the community, which is a fitting theme for the 24th annual Park Lovers’ Ball. West U residents and their neighbors will come out to raise money for the city’s parks and green spaces on Feb. 7, 2015 at the Omni Hotel. Friends is bringing...